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  • Short Summary

    French battleship Richelieu returns to Toulon.

  • Description

    Toulon, France.

    Various shots of French battleship Richelieu approaching dock in Toulon harbour. Several travel shots, from battleship, of people on dockside looking on. Various air shots of the battleship at sea, entering the harbour. Small ships around the battleship seen, some other ships in the harbour, stretch of coast, etc. Various shots of the ship in harbour, troops lined up, some of the men waving. Officers looking on. Various shots of the sailors and the officers leaving the ship. Several shots of the coffins covered with French flags being lifted from the ship. Troops lined up, officers looking on. Several shots of the ship's guns. Various shots of the troops lined up onboard ship with officer presenting some of the men with medals. Several shots of the battleship in harbour with French flag flying. More shots of the troops lined up onboard the ship. More air shots of the harbour and the town of Toulon.

    Note - Name of Vice Admiral Lemonnier found in the old record - he could be the officer who presents the men with medals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2177.12
    Media URN:
    64266
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:53:00 / 01:37:48:00
    Canister:
    UN 1334 C

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